New York, 23 September 2023 (TDI): On Friday, amidst a series of diplomatic meetings during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York, Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hossein Amirabdollahian, engaged in discussions with Mauro Vieira, the Foreign Minister of Brazil. Both foreign ministers of Iran and Brazil enhance ties within the BRICS framework, fostering global collaboration and solidarity.

The discussion aimed at strengthening bilateral relations and their participation in the BRICS alliance.

In a cordial meeting, Amirabdollahian expressed gratitude to Brazil for their support of Iran’s bid for membership within BRICS.


He emphasized the positive impact of the recent meeting between the Presidents of Iran and Brazil in Johannesburg, describing it as “very good.”

Amirabdollahian said that Iran and Brazil enhance ties within BRICS framework, both bilaterally and within the alliance.

Highlighting the significance of Brazil in Iran’s foreign policy, Amirabdollahian pointed out that this year marks the 120th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, suggesting the need for special commemorative programs.

Amirabdollahian extended an invitation to his Brazilian counterpart to visit Iran, a gesture that was warmly welcomed by Vieira, who emphasized the importance of carefully planning the visit for the optimal timing.

In response, Minister Vieira emphasized the importance of the bilateral relationship between Brazil and Iran and expressed Brazil’s readiness to strengthen ties across both public and private sectors.

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They also shared a commitment to bolstering cooperation within the private sectors of Iran and Brazil.

Both parties emphasized the urgency of expediting the convening of the joint commission for economic cooperation between their respective nations and fostering collaboration between the private sectors of both states.